Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Saturdays 8-10 p.m.

The CSO Radio Broadcast Series features live concert performances by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, recorded at Symphony Center, alongside selections from the orchestra’s expansive catalog of commercial recordings. Every program is designed to illustrate fascinating stories found inside the music, as well as present insights from the performers themselves.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Riccardo Muti, conductor
Amanda Forsythe, soprano; Elizabeth DeShong, mezzo-soprano; Paul Appleby, tenor; Nicolas Phan, tenor; Nahuel de Pierro, bass; Chicago Symphony Orchestra Chorus

Weber: Oberon Overture
Raimi: Three Lisel Mueller Settings
Schubert: Mass in E-flat, D. 950
Wagner: Siegfried's Rhine Journey, from Gotterdammerung  (Fritz Reiner, conductor)

Listen Saturday October 13 at 8 p.m.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Riccardo Muti, conductor

Rossini: William Tell Overture
Ogonek: All These Lighted Things
Bruckner: Symphony No. 4 Romantic
Prokofiev: Symphony No. 1 Classical

Listen Saturday October 6 at 8 p.m.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Riccardo Muti, conductor
Clementine Margaine, mezzo-soprano

Stravinsky: Scherzo Fantastique
Jennifer Higdon: Concerto for Low Brass
Chausson: Poem of Love and the Sea
Britten: Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes
Bartok: Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta  (Fritz Reiner, conductor)

Listen Saturday September 29 at 8 p.m.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor
Leila Josefowicz, violin

Debussy: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
John Adams: Scheherazade.2
Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring
Respighi: Fountains of Rome  (Manfred Honeck, conductor)

Listen Saturday September 22 at 8 p.m.

Alban Berg & Schubert

Sep 13, 2018

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Manfred Honeck, conductor
Arabella Steinbacher, violin

Bach (arr. Webern): Ricercar No. 2, from Musical Offering, BWV 1079
Berg: Violin Concerto
Schubert: Symphony No. 9 Great C-major
Bartok: Two Pictures  (Pierre Boulez, conductor)

Listen Saturday September 15 at 8 p.m.
 

Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Chorus
Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor
Ravel: Mother Goose
Debussy: La damoiselle elue  (Kate Royal, soprano; Elodie Mechain, contralto)
Ravel: L'Enfant et les sortileges
Ravel: Pavane pour une infante defunte  (Jean Martinon, conductor)
Ravel: Alborada del gracioso  (Jean Martinon, conductor)
Ravel: Introduction and Allegro  (Jean Martinon, conductor)

Listen Saturday September 8 at 8 p.m.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Rafael Payare, conductor
Bernstein: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
Mozart: Bassoon Concerto in B-flat, K. 191  (Keith Buncke, bassoon)
Bartok: Concerto for Orchestra
Bach: Brandenburg Concertos Nos. 2 and 4

Listen Saturday September 1 at 8 p.m.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Riccardo Muti, conductor
Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin

Penderecki: The Awakening of Jacob
Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D, Op. 35
Schumann: Symphony No. 2 in C, Op. 61
Ravel: Bolero

Listen Saturday August 25 at 8 p.m.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Jaap van Zweden, conductor
Denis Kozhukhin, piano

Wagner: Lohengrin Prelude
Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2
Grieg: To Spring, from Lyric Pieces
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5
Wagner: Tristan und Isolde Prelude and Liebestod

Listen Saturday August 18 at 8 p.m.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Mitsuko Uchida, piano and conductor
Mozart: Adagio in B minor
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 19 in F, K. 459
Schubert: Piano Quintet in A Trout
Mozart: Serenade in G, K. 525 Eine kleine Nachtmusik

Listen Saturday August 11 at 8 p.m.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Riccardo Muti, conductor
John Sharp, cello

Dvorak: Hussite Overture
Schumann: Cello Concerto in A minor
Mussorgsky (orch. Ravel): Pictures at an Exhibition
Catalani: Contemplazione

Listen Saturday August 4 at 8 p.m.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor
Gaultier Capucon, cello

Stravinsky: Scenes de Ballet
Saint-Saens: Cello Concerto No. 1
Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet selections
R. Strauss: Death and Transfiguration

Listen Saturday July 28 at 8 p.m.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
James Gaffigan, conductor
James Ehnes, violin

Bernstein: On the Waterfront Suite
Barber: Violin Concerto
Bach: excerpt from Sonata for Solo Violin No. 3 in C, BWV 1005
Rachmaninoff: Symphonic Dances
Beethoven: Symphony No. 8 in F, Op. 93  (Sir Georg Solti, conductor)

Listen Saturday July 21 at 8 p.m.

Scheherazade

Jul 14, 2018
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Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Susanna Malkki, conductor
Gil Shaham, violin

Debussy: Gigues, from Images
Bartok: Violin Concerto No. 2
Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade
Thomas Ades: ...but all shall be well

Listen Saturday July 14 at 8 p.m.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Nikolaj Znaider, conductor and violin

Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D, Op. 61
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5
Gershwin: Strike Up the Band Overture; A Foggy Day  (Bramwell Tovey, conductor and piano)

Listen Saturday July 7 at 8 p.m.

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Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Riccardo Muti, conductor

Brahms: Symphony No. 3 in F, Op. 90
Brahms: Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op. 98
Tchaikovsky; Romeo and Juliet Fantasy-Overture

Listen Saturday June 30 at 8 p.m.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Riccardo Muti, conductor
Kirill Gerstein, piano

Puccini: Preludio Sinfonico
R. Strauss: Suite from Le bourgeois gentilhomme
Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, Op. 15
Mussorgsky: Night on Bald Mountain

Listen Saturday June 23 at 8 p.m.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Riccardo Muti, conductor
Mitsuko Uchida, piano

Rossini: La Scala di Seta Overture
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37
John Adams: Many Words of Love
Schumann: Symphony No. 4 in D minor, Op. 120
Catalani: Contemplazione

Listen Saturday June 16 at 8 p.m.

 

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Andras Schiff, piano and conductor
Haydn: Symphony No. 88 in G
Bartok: Divertimento for Strings
Bach: Keyboard Concerto No. 5 in F minor, BWV 1056
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1 in C, Op. 15
Vaughan Williams: Overture to The Wasps  (Mark Elder, conductor)

Listen Saturday June 9 at 8 p.m.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Marin Alsop, conductor
Jon Kimura Parker, piano

Anna Clyne: Masquerade
Barber: Second Essay for Orchestra
Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue
Peterson: Blues Etude (encore)
Dvorak: Symphony No. 7 in D minor, Op. 70
Britten: Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra  (Seiji Ozawa, conductor)
John Williams: selections from Lincoln  (John Williams, conductor)

Listen Saturday June 2 at 8 p.m.

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